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Continental Drift Theory - 5 Evidences and 4 Major Processes

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Continental Drift

Abraham Ortelius in 1596

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Alfred Wegener in 1912

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“Die Entstehung der Kontinente and Ozeane”

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Translated in English in 1924

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Plate tectonics theory in 1960’s

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  • Alfred Wegener proposed Continental Drift Theory

  • Proposed that continents had once joined, and drifted apart.

  • Jigsaw fit can be seen from map of soil types below.

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Process of Theory

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Criticism of Theory

  • Lack of a mechanism.

  • But had evidence

    • Jigsaw fit of the continents

    • Coal deposits, commonly associated with tropical climate found near the North Pole

    • Plains of Africa would show evidence of glaciation.

    • Fossils of exactly the same species were distributed